Tue 22 October 2019 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - Sderot Rothschild 11, Tel Aviv,
One World is delighted to invite you to a special screening of the movie “The World is My Country”. The movie tells the story of Garry Davis, one of the outstanding icons of the movement for world citizenship that swept much of the globe in the years after World War II. For Garry, a former Broadway star who served as a bomber pilot in the American Air Force, the war was a huge breaking point. The pain of losing his brother in the war, the guilt for his own involvement in bombing civilians in German cities, and the fear of an imminent global nuclear war led Garry to a revolutionary conclusion – what we need, he argued, was not another ‘peace treaty’ between sovereign countries (like the Treaty of Versailles), nor another voluntary international organization (like the League of Nations), but a truly global democratic world federation in which all humans would be world citizens with equal rights and responsibilities.
The movie tells the fascinating story of how Gary catalyzed a trans-national mass movement of people who demanded to be recognized as ‘world citizens’. Starting with his initial act of protest, in which he renounced his American citizenship and stood in front of the General Assembly of the United Nations to demand world citizenship, it follows the odyssey of his creative protest as he traveled the world spreading his message of a more just and democratic global society..
In today’s turbulent political times, when nation states are struggling to deal with global problems, it is worth reconsidering the radical cosmopolitan vision proposed by Garry and his friends.
The movie is in English with Hebrew subtitles. Afterwards there will be time for questions and discussion. The event is free and open to all.
This event is part of the Global Week of Action for a World Parliament.
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